Syringes

If you find a syringe, please don't touch it. Report it to us immediately on 0303 123 1020 during office hours and 0800 242024 outside office hours.

Diabetics can dispose of pens and cartridges (with the needles clipped off using a needle clipping device), vials and used test strips directly in to the normal residual waste bin. Lancets, needles, syringes and full needle clipping devices must be disposed of in a sharps bin. Sharps bins and needle clipping devices are available on prescription from a GP.

We do not provide a clinical waste collection service for disposal of sharps bins so full sharps bins must be returned to a pharmacist, GP surgery or hospital for disposal. Pharmacies that incorporate needle exchanges are most likely to accept sharp bins for disposal.